The Bearded Iris

The word prompt from the Lens-Artists: Detail

You probably have seen lots of photos of Bearded Iris especially on Cee’s FOTD Do you know why they are called a Bearded Iris. Lets have a look at some detail shall we?

Here is the Bearded Iris that I hold dear as it is a memory of a friend
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A little closer, viewed from the top, and you can see the Iris a bit clearer
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Once you look you can see the “beard”190714_blog_challenge_detail_bearded_iris2

Wonderful little beard
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Around my place

The word prompt from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Outdoors
The word prompt from Terri’s Sunday Stills: Great Outdoors

When you live in the forest it is always the great outdoor just outside the front or back door.

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Lawn ornaments

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lawn Ornaments

How could I not have our dear little Bobbin as my Lawn Ornament. I miss the little guy ever since my bestie had to sell her place. My Eastern Yellow Robins don’t hang around the garden as much as Bobbin did

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Yesterday in the garden

I was doing a bit of building work on the shed yesterday. In the afternoon I decided to have a break and was sitting on the step when there was a flash through the garden and onto the hibiscus. I was used to seeing Yellow-faced Honeyeaters getting a snack from the last red flowers. This time it was a smaller different coloured bird. Then all of a sudden other birds came swooping through the garden.

Here is just almost a half hour in  the garden.

The Peaceful Doves are always around. They are small and can get through the wire around the chooks yard and house. They always have a supply of food.
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Of course this isn’t in the garden. The dam is quite low so I was surprised to see three Pacific Black Ducks swimming aroundpacific_black_ducks_dam_home_jackadgery_june 2019

Out front, this Grevillea is flowering. The Eastern Spinebill loves coming in to get the nectar. Sometimes they like to hover like Hummingbirds while their bill is in the flowerseastern_spinebill_grevillea_garden_home_jackadgery_june 2019
Every Winter there is a small flock of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters who stay at my place.yellow_faced_honeyeater_garden_home_jackadgery_june 2019

Eastern Yellow Robins are always around. When the heat of Summer is on, they spend more time in the gullies that surround the house. Yesterday there was two Robins who chased each other around the garden
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This is the visitor I have been waiting for, that first flash though the garden. Every year the little lovely Rose Robins arrive to add that splash of colour to the Winter garden.
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I hope you enjoyed a quick half-hour in my garden with me.

Watch out

The Sunday Stills Photo Challenge from Terri is Danger

Just going into the garden can be dangerous. I was moving some rocks on the garden border to remove some plants that were growing among the rocks when I saw the warning that could be in danger.

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A Mouse Spider can give a nasty bite
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Vanishing Point

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Vanishing Point

Not quite the vanishing point I was after
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This one works a bit better I think
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My cameras battery was almost out so this one was taken without being able to see what I was trying to get
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Fences

The word prompt from Sue at Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Fences

I like a fence that defines a garden
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Or a fence that disappears downhill with nature growing on its surface
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Or a fence that keeps cattle on one side or the other
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Or an old fence that is built in the bush using posts and wire and is still standing
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Or even a bit tumble down, it’s still a fence
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Or a place for a spider to build a webspiders web_wire fence_named_home_dec 2017

Or one that is…….well just make sure you shut the gate
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Or a fence that provides a post for an Eastern Yellow Robin to sit and look for a snack
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Or in the featured photo, a place for an Eastern Rosella to rest for a while